Avengers: Endgame has hit the theaters all around the world starting on 24 April 2019, and we at Adorageek could not be more excited! The film was widely anticipated by fans and non-fans alike, as it is the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers, 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
MCU is an American media franchise and shared universe centered on a series of superhero films, independently produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters that appear in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The franchise also includes comic books, short films, television series, and digital series. The shared universe, much like the original Marvel Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters.
The first MCU film was Iron Man (2008), which began the first phase of films culminating in the crossover film The Avengers (2012). Phase Two began with Iron Man 3 (2013) and concluded with Ant-Man (2015). Phase Three began with Captain America: Civil War (2016) and is set to conclude with Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). The three phases are collectively known as “The Infinity Saga”.
The Avengers (2012) introduced the titular Avengers team, consisting of Tony Stark or Iron Man, Steve Rogers or Captain America, Bruce Banner or The Hulk, Thor, Natasha Romanoff or Black Widow, and Clint Barton or Hawkeye. The Avengers were recruited by Nick Fury, director of the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) based on the “Avengers Initiative”, to stop Thor’s brother Loki from subjugating Earth.
The Avengers (2012) also introduced Thanos, the main villain of The Infinity Saga. Thanos was the genocidal warlord from planet Titan, whose main objective was to bring stability to the universe, as he believed its massive population would inevitably use up the universe’s entire supply of resources and condemn it. To complete this goal, Thanos set about tracking down the Infinity Stones, six immensely powerful stone-like objects tied to different aspects of the universe, as the combined might could wipe out half the universe.
In Avengers: Endgame, the surviving members of the Avengers and their allies work to reverse the damage caused by Thanos in Infinity War. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It premiered in Los Angeles on 22 April2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on 26 April 2019, in IMAX and 3D.
If you have not yet watched any of the MCU films, we at Adorageek still highly recommend you to watch Avengers: Endgame, as it received praise for its direction, acting, entertainment value and emotional weight, with critics lauding its culmination of the 22-film story. It also broke numerous box office records, and has grossed over $643 million worldwide, becoming the third highest-grossing film of 2019. There are still time to watch essential MCU films in order to fully understand and appreciate the story and emotions offered by Avengers: Endgame. For those of you who have watched MCU films, re-watching those films could serve to remind you on important facts of Infinity Saga and to heighten the experience of watching Avengers: Endgame. So, what are you waiting for?
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